Bariatric Surgery in Turkey / Obesity Surgery in Turkey

Prices of obesity surgery in Turkey are the most affordable treatment prices around the world.

Obesity Surgery in Turkey

Turkey is a very popular country for medical tourism practices; obesity surgeries are one the most preferred medical procedures in Turkey by international patients due to many different factors which leads for an advantageous, quality and safe procedure.
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Which weight loss surgeries are performed in Turkey?

There are many types of weight loss surgery for those who would like to achieve their target weight for a better life quality; all of the weight loss surgery types and techniques are successfully performed in Turkey.

In Mono Obesity Surgery, we perform gastric sleeve, gastric bypass, stomach botox, gastric balloon weight loss procedures to achieve the best and heathiest results. All the technological and medical developments of today are successfully adapted to the procedures to keep the safety and the success rate in the maximum level.

Being one of the most popular countries for weight loss surgeries, Turkey offers world-class quality weight loss treatments.

Services and aftercare of weight loss surgery in Turkey

One of the biggest reasons why international patients choose Turkey for their obesity procedures is the high quality and exclusive services and aftercare they receive during the treatment journey.

Obesity surgeries are usually offered in package prices in Turkey; these packages include all the services and aftercare patients may need during and after weight loss surgery journey. These package details are usually accommodation, airport and inner city transfers, meals, pre-operation consultations, post-op face-to-face and online check-ups, multilingual personal assistant reachable 24/7, necessary medications and post-op nutrition plans.

The inclusiveness and the quality of weight loss surgery package deals may vary in different clinics. Mono Obesity Surgery provides patients with all-inclusive and very high quality package services to achieve the smoothest and the most comfortable treatment journeys. While aftercare services are usually not included in the price in many other countries, it is one of the most important things why international patients choose Turkey for their weight loss surgery.

Nice holiday in a beautiful country along with the obesity surgery

Turkey is in the sixth place on the list of most visited touristic destinations around the world; the country has many natural spots worth to see, historical places and museums, coastline towns to enjoy the sun, see and sand. Besides a good treatment experience, Turkey offers an opportunity to have a nice holiday in a beautiful environment to the patients.

Mono Obesity Surgery patients are very happy to enjoy their treatment journey in a beautiful country with every detail of their journey arranged by an experienced and dedicated team. With the most affordable treatment prices and holiday-like treatment journeys, obesity surgery in Turkey is very advantageous and appealing to international patients.

Affordable obesity surgery prices in Turkey

Prices of obesity surgery in Turkey are the most affordable treatment prices around the world.

There many reasons why the treatment prices are very cheap in Turkey; one of them is low labor cost. In Turkey, the labor cost is much lower than in many other countries and this closely affects the medical treatment prices for being very low for international patients.

Another reason is the low cost of daily life; since the package details of the treatments are very much affected from this factor, low daily life cost is also very determinant on the treatment prices to be very cheap.

Adding these to the currency differences and benefiting from the local providers to reduce shipping costs of medical equipment, Turkey is able to provide international patients with the most affordable weight loss surgery prices without compromising the quality standards.

Demand for weight loss surgeries in Turkey seems to rise even more in the future; the medical practices of the country keep developing and updating themselves in accordance to the needs and the expectations of the day to provide the best treatments and the services with the best price.

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Your Weight Matters!
Obesity is considered as one of the most important health problems of developed and developing countries. Obesity Surgery in Turkey; Obesity is the state in which excessive fat tissue rate in the body exceeds the desired level. Above 25% of the body weight in men and above 30% of the body weight in women refers to the presence of obesity.
Obesity is a medical condition that occurs when a person carries excess weight or body fat that might affect their health. A doctor can diagnose by patient weight and height calculation.

Body mass index (BMI) is a tool that doctors use to assess if a person is at an appropriate weight for their age, sex, and height. The measurement combines height and weight.

A BMI between 25 and 29.9 indicates that a person is carrying excess weight. A BMI of 30 or over suggests that a person may have obesity

If a person does have obesity and excess weight, this can increase the risk of metabolic syndrome and lead to diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hearth disease and cosmetic issues.

Maintaining a healthy weight or losing through diet and exercise is one way to prevent or reduce obesity. In some cases, a person may need surgery.

Many factors play a role in the occurrence of obesity problem. To mention these briefly; Superalimentation and wrong nutrition habits Insufficient physical activities

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Education level
  • Life quality
  • Financial situation
  • Hormonal and metabolic factors
  • Genetic factors
  • Psychological problems
  • Frequently used low-energy diets
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption
  • Usage of several drugs like antidepressants
  • Parity and intervals between deliveries

Such factors induce obesity problems. While these situations cause to obesity, there are also health problems induced by obesity. Many diseases are found in obese people secondary to obesity. These are:

  • Insulin resistance
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Gall bladder diseases
  • Several types of cancer
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Stroke
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hepatosteatosis
  • Hirsutism
  • Increased risks in surgical interventions
  • Mental problems
  • Asthma
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Increase in blood cholesterol
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Pregnancy complications
  • Menstrual disorders,
  • Skin and fungal infections
  • Musculo-skeletal system problems

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Obesity Surgery in Turkey

How is obesity which causes many serious health problems treated?

If the methods in the treatment of obesity is explained in 5 groups;

Medical nutrition (diet) therapy in Obesity

Prepared diet program must be personal. The aim in diet therapy is to reduce body fat depositions by creating an energy gap.

Moreover in the diet, reduction in fat deposits has to be achieved without causing cell loss in muscles and vital organs, while vitamin, mineral and electrolyte loss have to be prevented also.

Exercise therapy in Obesity

Exercise therapy is started after heart and respiration are checked. In earlier stages, exercise therapy is performed moderately as 30-45 minutes, 3 to 5 days per week. Physical activity is started with simple exercises, and it is gradationally increased.

Pharmacologic treatment in Obesity

Supportive medication in the treatment of obesity are certainly not suitable for all the patients. Such medication should be used under advice and control of a doctor.

What is the surgical treatment “Obesity Surgery”, our primary concern?

Obesity is not a health problem which can only be taken under control with diet programs, exercises or medication therapy. With these treatment methods, it is possible to regain the lost weight, or in other words, not to maintain the lost weight. The most effective method in obesity treatment is obesity surgery. Shortly, to rule out one’s obesity problem via surgical intervention.

Obesity surgery basically stands up on two principles. The aim in obesity surgery is; to reduce the volume of the stomach and/or “malabsorption”, which means to provide the prevention of the absorption of nutrition. Obesity surgery can be appealed if obesity duration is more than 5 years and if the patient is 20 to 60 years old.

Surgical intervention for patients with excessive weight in order to lose weight is called obesity surgery or bariatric surgery, which originates from the word “baros”, which means weight in Ancient Greek.

Results of obesity surgery, which is nowadays one of the gradually disseminating methods, are more successful when compared with other methods. Weight loss provided by surgical intervention reduces death rate substantially. The biggest advantage of it is that it reduces obesity-related diseases.

There are also situations which are unsuitable for obesity surgery. These are:


Severe eating disorder
Persistent obesity with excessive use of alcohol
Serious systemic diseases
Diseases that affect upper alimentary tract
Requirement of regular use of anti-inflammatory drugs

Methods used in obesity surgery;

Sleeve Gastrectomy cost in turkey

This surgery is known as tube stomach surgery. In this method, a particular segment of the stomach is surgically extracted and a tube-shaped stomach is left. It provides weight loss just by reducing the amount of nutrition.

Gastric By-pass Surgeries in turkey

Surgeries which reduce nutrition intake and the absorption of nutrition are called gastric by-pass surgeries. In this surgical intervention, the stomach is reduced and a part of small intestines are deactivated in terms of digestion and absorption. Classical by-pass surgery, which we call RYGB, is the surgery which reduces the stomach mostly. Absorption control level is nearly zero.

Duodenal Switch Surgery in Turkey

It is the oldest and strongest Obesity Surgery which provides and maintains weight loss for longest term. No life-long diet is used and nutrition is unconstrained. This effect is dependent on absorption control.​


Although there is no standard for which surgical method is to be used for which obesity patient, many factors like the patients age, gender, BMI, nutritional habit which caused excessive weight, fat distribution, additional health problems and objective amount of weight loss, play a role in this decision.​


Bariatric surgical procedures cause weight loss by restricting the amount of food the stomach can hold, causing malabsorption of nutrients, or by a combination of both gastric restriction and malabsorption. Bariatric procedures also often cause hormonal changes. Most weight loss surgeries today are performed using minimally invasive techniques (laparoscopic surgery).

The most common bariatric surgery procedures are gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, adjustable gastric band, and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch. Each surgery has its own advantages and disadvantages.


Gastric sleeve procedure, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, involves surgical removal of part of a stomach. This procedure is a permanent one and intends to result in drastic weight loss in individuals suffering from morbid obesity.

During the gastric sleeve procedure, the left side of the stomach is cut and the size is reduced to just 25 percent of its original size. The resulting stomach looks like a banana-like “sleeve.”

The resulting vertical gastric sleeve limits the intake of food due to reduced production of gastric enzymes and digestive juices. You may feel full after eating small amounts of food. This is also known as a “restrictive procedure” as it restricts the amount of food that you can consume at a time. This procedure is performed laparoscopically and is irreversible in nature.

FAQ of Sleeve Gastrectomy

Q. Should I have to maintain diet even after vertical gastrectomy?

A. Yes, you should have to maintain diet and physical activity by the instructions of your nutritionist and healthcare provider to achieve weight loss.

Q. How many days will it take to lose weight?

A. It totally depends on the diet you follow and the physical activity you maintain. You will lose weight gradually. You may take 2 to 3 years depending on the weight-loss required.

Q. How long should I stay in the hospital after vertical gastrectomy?

A. You may need to stay 1 or 2 nights in the hospital after vertical gastrectomy.

Q. When can I go back to work?

A. You can go to work 2-3 weeks depending on the type of work you do. If your work includes lifting heavy objects, then you should wait for some more time.

Q. Will I get scars on the abdomen after the surgery?

A. You will have very fine scars on the abdomen.

Q. Can anyone undergo gastric sleeve procedure?

A. Gastric sleeve surgery is not recommended for patients with the following conditions:

Lung disorders

Limited mobility

Psychiatric disorders

Substance abuse

Endocrine disorders

Psychological instability


Gastric bypass, also known as Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass, is one of the most popular weight loss surgery options during which the size of the stomach is decreased. The reduced size of the stomach allows for reduced consumption of food by the patient, which in turn, results in gradual weight loss. Of all the bariatric procedures, gastric bypass is the most preferred options for weight loss because of the greater possibility of positive outcomes. Moreover, there are no major side effects of gastric bypass.

FAQ of Gastric Bypass

Q. Is the gastric bypass surgery reversible?

A. Reversal of the procedure is possible, but it is rarely recommended.

Q. Can the surgery be repeated?

A. Gastric bypass can be repeated in some patients. But it is not preferred due to the risk of scarring. Many patients prefer other weight loss surgery options rather than opting for a second gastric bypass surgery.

Q. Will the surgery cure diabetes or obesity-related illnesses?

A. The illnesses will not be reversed because of the surgery alone. But gastric bypass surgery definitely helps reduce the effect of obesity-related illness and may improve the condition of the patient considerably if a strict diet and exercise routine is followed.

Q. What should be done if the patient develops excess skin due to weight loss?

A. A significant amount of weight loss can lead to excess skin, which tightens over a period of time. The excess skin can also be removed or tightened with the help of plastic surgery.


It is a soft intragastric device which is filled with a saline solution and then placed in the stomach. It fills a portion of the stomach making a person feel less hungry. This, in turn, enables them to eat smaller portions while still experiencing the feeling of being full. For successful weight loss, we will give you a customized weight loss plan that includes exercise and diet before, during and after the period in which the gastric balloon is in place.

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How is the balloon inserted?

The procedure is minimally invasive and does not require surgery. You will be given a mild sedative. The doctor inserts a gastroscope (endoscopic camera) through the esophagus and into the stomach.

The deflated gastric balloon is then placed into the stomach. It is filled with a saline solution that is sterile through a small filling tube which is attached to the balloon.

Once the balloon has been filled, the tube is removed by a gentle pull on the external end and the balloon is left inside the stomach. This procedure usually lasts for approximately half an hour.

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How is the balloon removed?

Removal procedure of the gastric balloon takes about half an hour.

It involves removal of the saline solution and then the balloon.

You will need to adhere to the same guidelines as when having the balloon inserted.

It is removed through the esophagus.

The doctor will insert a catheter into the stomach through the mouth so as to puncture the balloon.

Once the balloon has been deflated it is grasped and removed.

Preparation for the procedure

Since you will be sedated, you will need to arrange for transportation from the hospital. You should not take any liquids 12 hours before the procedure and no food for 24 hours before the procedure.

Advantages of a gastric balloon

Nonsurgical: The most common advantage of the gastric is that it is nonsurgical. It is also ideal for people who want to lose weight but do not qualify for weight loss surgery.

Temporary: A gastric balloon can be removed once the goal is achieved. It also does not cause permanent alterations to the body.

How long will the balloon stay in the stomach?

The gastric balloon is usually placed in the stomach for a period of six months.

If your doctor recommends using the balloon for a period longer than 6 months, you can have a balloon that can stay for 12 months.

What happens if the gastric balloon spontaneously deflates?

A colored dye called Methylene Blue is placed inside the balloon to help identify any leakage or deflation.

If there is deflation or leakage, your urine color will change to green.

If this does happen you should see a doctor immediately for the balloon to be removed.

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